Butylated Hydroxy Toluene (BHT)

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Butylated Hydroxy Toluene (BHT)

Butylated Hydroxy Toluene (BHT)

Butylated Hydroxytoluene (BHT) finds its applicability in diverse products such as cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, rubber, electrical transformer oil

CAS Number #128-37-0
Synonyms 2,6-Di-tert-butyl-p-cresol, Butylhydroxytoluene, DBPC
Molecular Formula C15H24O

Identification Should be Positive(A 0.01% w/v solution of absolute alcohol
Should be Positive(A 0.01% w/v solution of absolute
Identification by IR Should be positive for BHT
Freezing Point Not Less than 69.2°C
Sulphated Ash Not more than 0.002% w/w
Acid Value Not more than 0.5
Flash Point 127°C
Melting Point 67°C - 72°C
Boiling Point 265°C
Purity 99.5% min
Form Liquid
Molecular Weight 220
Appearance White Crystalline Powder
(By UV-VIS Spectrum) shows maxima at 278 nm
Solubility Partially Soluble in D.M Water & Solution of Alkali Hydroxide, Soluble in 4 parts of ethanol, 0.5 parts of ether, 3 parts of fixed oil & in 5 parts of liquid Paraffin

Application : BHT is an antioxidant used in polymers, elastomers, lubricants, greases and edible oils. It is used as a fuel additive. It is also used as a food and feed additive.

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